What most people probably don’t know is VFP was founded in 1985, not during the Vietnam war or as a result of the Iraq war. And locally most people are only familiar with John and other veterans as activists. So the discussion will center around the VFP story on a group level while also pieces of Doug and John’s individual narratives. The idea is to offer listeners a portrait of VFP’s commitment to peace through personal stories.
- October 12, 2015- "It shows a place of ownership," said Dewey Hoffman with First Alaskans Institute. "Our smokehouse is a metaphor for our communities."
- October 12, 2015- In 2014, Churchill shared her introduction to weaving with an audience at KTOO. She’d been wary as a child, but as a young adult, took a class from her mother, master weaver Selina Peratrovich.
- October 12, 2015- Monday's small claims case between a trapper and a trap springer was supposed to last an hour, but after about two and half hours in District Court, it's stretching into a second day.
- October 12, 2015- Begich urged the young attendees to participate in their communities, to vote and to stay positive. He drew on his own life for illustration.